Author Archives: Anthony Johnston

Backpacking Preparation

Informant Info:  The informant is an 18-year-old from St. Louis, Missouri. She is currently a freshman studying Public Policy at USC. Interview Transcript: Interviewer: As a hiker/backpacker, do you have any little traditions, rituals, or lucky charms that help ensure you have a safe and successful trip? Interviewee: Well, before any hike, and also… any test,… Continue Reading »

Bonding through Media

Informant Info: The informant is a 21-year-old male who was born and raised in Chanhassen, Minnesota. His parents both moved to America from India when they were in their twenties. He is currently a student at USC studying Electrical Engineering.   Interview Transcript: Interviewer: Do you have any little family traditions among your family?  … Continue Reading »

Ancestral Visits

Informant Info: The informant is a 21-year-old male who was born and raised in Chanhassen, Minnesota. His parents both moved to America from India when they were in their twenties. He is currently a student at USC studying Electrical Engineering.   Interview Transcript: Interviewer: Do your parents, being first generation immigrants, have any traditions or rituals… Continue Reading »

Easter Eggs with Satire

Informant Info: The informant is an 18-year-old from St. Louis, Missouri. She is currently a freshman studying Public Policy at USC. Interview Transcript: Interviewer: With Easter just passing, did you or your family celebrate it? If so, how?   Interviewee: Sooooo…. We are not religious, but we still celebrate Easter. What we do is we dye… Continue Reading »

The Language of Ubbi Dubbi

Informant Info: The informant is an 18-year-old from St. Louis, Missouri. She is currently a freshman studying Public Policy at USC. Interview Transcript: Interviewer: From all of our previous interactions, I know you have a habit of a funky little language. Can you tell me more about it?   Interviewee: The language is called ubbi dubbi,… Continue Reading »